Sunday, May 24, 2015
Although I did want to get this one quilted before the big reveal, I will have to share it as a flimsy.
Several months ago, Emily from Em’s Scrapebag asked me if I could test a new pattern for her. She does such wonderful scrap quilts and I have been a follower of hers for sometime now. Her version of the quilt is a fabulously colorful scrappy project. Although mine is a scrap quilt, it is still a bit more color controlled. My cornerstones are a patterned navy fabric instead of the scrappy blocks. If I were to make it again I would use the scrappy blocks for them as Emily did.
I was trying to go for the nautical look using the blues, green, teals and aquas. The pattern was easy to follow and I loved working up each block along the way.
Thanks, Emily, for letting me test this great pattern for you. I am so pleased with the way it turned out and look forward to the finish once it is quilted.
I’ve had a bit of a blogging break as we were out of the country for the last few weeks. I will try to get around to visit and catch up this week and share some pictures with you from our fabulous trip.
I did, however, manage to work on a bit of handwork while we were traveling. EPP has been something that I have admired and gave it a try. Following a pattern designed by Elizabeth at OPQuilt, I made my first of 9 blocks. I was really pleased with how nicely the points came together on this one. I have a feeling that the other blocks will be a bit more challenging with all of their curves. The green in the photo looks puckered, but it is just the design texture of the fabric. I’m also thinking that I should have cut my blues so that they would all match in their designs. I guess we learn as we go.
As well, I managed to work a bit on the kings in my endless nativity cross stitching. After this section is finished I will move to the left of the project and work on the shepherds. I may even see a bit of light on a finish before my eyes are too stressed to stitch on this fabric. lol I am linking this up with Super Mom-No Cape.
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